Castro County, Texas

related topics
{household, population, female}
{county, mile, population}
{land, century, early}

Castro County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, its population was 8,285. It is named for Henri Castro, who was consul general to France for the Republic of Texas and the founder of a colony in Texas. The seat of the county is Dimmitt[1].

The county was organized in 1891, and a courthouse was built about the town square. Temporary county office space, meanwhile, was obtained from businessman J.N. Morrison. The ornate two-story courthouse was completed but was destroyed by lightning in 1906.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,328.4 km2), of which 898 square miles (2,325.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.11%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,285 people, 2,761 households, and 2,159 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,198 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.35% White, 2.27% Black or African American, 1.17% Native American, 0.02% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 19.12% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 51.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Full article ▸

related documents
Upton County, Texas
Wapello County, Iowa
Grant County, Oklahoma
Craig County, Oklahoma
Mayes County, Oklahoma
Laclede County, Missouri
Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Lee County, Arkansas
Sullivan County, Missouri
Hartley County, Texas
Washington County, Colorado
Marion County, Texas
Montrose County, Colorado
Logan County, Colorado
Huerfano County, Colorado
Jefferson County, Arkansas
Prowers County, Colorado
Conecuh County, Alabama
Maries County, Missouri
Pacific County, Washington
Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Knox County, Texas
Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Anderson County, Kentucky
Taylor County, West Virginia
Grady County, Oklahoma
Oldham County, Texas
Gunnison County, Colorado
Rutland County, Vermont
San Augustine County, Texas